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Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 7.1 PAPUA, INDONESIA
Friday, November 26, 2004 at 02:25:03 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

Theoretical P-wave Travel Times

This map shows the predicted (theoretical) travel times, in minutes, of the compressional (P) wave from the earthquake location to points around the globe. The travel times are computed using the spherically-symmetric IASP91 reference earth velocity model. The heavy black lines shown are the approximate distances to the P-wave shadow zone (103 to 140 degrees).

Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times
City Distance
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Agana, Guam 19.32 4:22.0 2:29:28.0P
Brisbane, Australia 29.04 5:56.7 2:31:02.7P
Tokyo, Japan 39.29 7:25.3 2:32:31.3P
Beijing, China 46.73 8:25.5 2:33:31.5P
Wellington, New Zealand 51.44 9:01.5 2:34:07.5P
Kathmandu, Nepal 57.46 9:45.3 2:34:51.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 69.7811:06.7 2:36:12.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 85.8112:35.8 2:37:41.8P
Moscow, Russia 97.3713:29.5 2:38:35.5P
Nairobi, Kenya 98.5513:34.7 2:38:40.7Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 100.8813:45.1 2:38:51.1Pdiff
San Francisco, California 101.7813:49.1 2:38:55.1Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 105.5014:05.6 2:39:11.6Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 107.4414:14.2 2:39:20.2Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 111.9814:34.4 2:39:40.4Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 114.6414:46.2 2:39:52.2Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 114.7614:46.7 2:39:52.7Pdiff
Rome, Italy 116.5914:54.8 2:40:00.8Pdiff
London, England 119.6815:08.6 2:40:14.6Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 120.5315:12.3 2:40:18.3Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 121.0915:14.8 2:40:20.8Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 124.4615:29.8 2:40:35.8Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 124.6515:30.6 2:40:36.6Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 125.7715:35.6 2:40:41.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 130.2415:55.4 2:41:01.4Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 130.6315:57.2 2:41:03.2Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 133.7916:11.2 2:41:17.2Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 134.1116:12.6 2:41:18.6Pdiff
Philadephia, Pennsylvania 134.4516:14.1 2:41:20.1Pdiff
New York, New York 134.5316:14.5 2:41:20.5Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 134.7616:15.5 2:41:21.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 139.3216:35.7 2:41:41.7Pdiff
Lima, Peru 144.0916:56.9 2:42:02.9Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 154.2119:47.3 2:44:53.3PKPdf

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